Perfectly Poised

Sally Esposito Peplum

Model Anna Wu in The Doctor’s Peplum. One-of-a-kind vintage linen peplum, $118. I am currently producing a limited run in various sizes, each with their own slight design tweak. Look for it in Stripe in the coming weeks or contact me for a custom order.

Photo by Nick Chao

4 Stunning Dresses and Vintage-inspired Accessories for the Holidays and BEYONDDDDDD

It's a Wonderful LifePairings from left to right: Free People Shimmy Shimmy Party Dress ($198) + TomTom Deco Necklace ($275)/Anthropologie Nipped Brocade Dress ($158) + Saldarini Clutch ($69 on sale!)/BHLDN Snowdonia Dress ($600) + Sarah Swell Flotsam & Jetsam Studs ($275-$1,950)/Heidi Merrick Pollock Dress ($518) + Oliver People’s Mande Sunglasses ($340)

Parties, dinners, events—there are a million and one reasons to get dressed up during the holiday season (and yes, cocktails with a friend counts). This year, tap into some old hollywood glamour with waist-defining dresses, sparkling fabrics, and vintage inspired accessories. Think of it as classic cool meets modern hip. What more could you want (besides the moon of course)?

The above looks are inspired by The Penny Roses’s Holiday Fashion Week and the movie, “It’s A Wonderful Life.” Check out the original fashion shoot post here.

The Character’s Dress featured in Santa Cruz Fashion Week

Santa Cruz Fashion Week is in full effect and killing it with fall looks from Cameron Marks (the store just got a bunch of Lauren Moffatt fall 2012 items in – Go!), Stripe (Santa Cruz’s apple of my eye), Wallflower (stocked with cute, original outfits at great prices), Synergy (comfy knits that transfer from the yoga studio to the street), and Tomboy (adore – they always have new awesome western inspired pieces at affordable prices). The outfits, styled by Missy Schnaps, are all perfect for fall while still being real life “wearable”.

I’m happy to say The Character’s Dress made it as one of the two looks for Stripe! Take a look at the beautiful photos by Nick Chao and check out the full post HERE.

Gorgeous Desiree modeling The Character’s Dress at Stripe in Downtown Santa Cruz.

Photos by Nick Chao

Plus, here’s a behind-the-scenes video from the shoot by the very talented Deva Anderson!

Santa Cruz Fall Fashion Week Day 2 Stripe from The Penny Rose on Vimeo.

Be sure to check out The Penny Rose every day this week for fashion ideas for fall.